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April 2013 Archives

New Local Service District head in Black Tickle

The community of Black Tickle in Labrador has just chosen a new person to head the Local Service District.  And at this crucial time in the town's history, she's a force to be reckoned with. You'll hear from Livanda Keefe and her concerns about what she says is the most forgetten community in the province.

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More about outside buyers

There's been a lot of talk AGAIN recently about outside buyers.  John asks an advocate for the issue about the recent debate, but first Cooke Aquaculture nailed in New Brunswick for using an illegal pesticide, even after the government told them not to.

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Explaining the markets

An experienced fish plant operator explains the glut of cod  on the world market, why the bottom has dropped out of our salt-fish markets and why it makes it so tough for us. And a veteran voice on the seal hunt on where we go from here.

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EU court upholds the European Unions ban of seal products

Another blow to the seal hunt - An EU court upholds the European Unions ban of seal products.  The door to seal products including seal oil capsules will remain closed. What are the ramifications of that ruling?

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Just Say No

The union says it wants a pilot project to see if the issue of outside buyers would work for some fishermen. They won't get support form the Opposition Liberals. They're already telling the Fisheries Minister to just say "NO".

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The crab dispute wears on

Why Nova Scotia buyers can afford $2.25 a pound.

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Derrick Dalley accuses the FFAW of lying

The manager of the crab plant in Hickman's Harbour takes us through the events of that protest there Monday.

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The crab dispute moves to the Union Headquarters

Harvesters say outside buyers might be the key to higher prices.

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Protests, angry words and no fishing.

The crab fishery is off to the same start most people are used to...protests, angry words and no fishing...well, there's some, and that's what has made news today.

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We'll check in on the first week of the seal hunt.

A staff member with the FFAW hopes to come home to Labrador in a big way, as an MHA.

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A survivor and rescuer are recognized 40 years later.

The emotional story of a dramtic rescue at sea. And bad news for fish plant workers in Montague, PEI. A plant is closing, throwing about 200 people out of work.

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Licensing services go online

We'll hear from the wife of a harvester who asks, is there a better way than a last-minute scramble each year to get a crab fishery going?

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Crab impasse may not last long

There are some indications the crab impasse may not last long. You'll hear from two fishermen, and although they may be fishing soon, they won't quickly forget their disappointment over the union's stand on QSA's.

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One fisherman's vision of a fishery of the future

A man who travels the globe talks about the state of the world's fisheries.

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Fisheries Broadcast phone-in

Another difficult opening to the crab season....harvesters floored this week when the price setting panel brought down a price of $1.83 a pound, at a time when harvesters had been led to believe this year crab would hit $2.00 a pound. Now what? We're opening the phone lines tonight for a special Broadcast phone-in. Union president Earle McCurdy is standing by for your calls.

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Harvesters reacting to what they feel is a low price for crab

I'll ask the union about having to settle for $1.83 for crab and lobster harvesters also getting ready for a new season.

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The size and the scope of the Boston Seafood Show

The price of crab for the opening of the fishery has been announced and so too has DFO's decision on the QSA's.

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A storm surge causes tense moments in Petty Harbour

The whale release and strandings group is concerned about decreases in its funding.

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